A 22-year-old member asked:
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i accidentally drank after a friend who has mono. this happened 4 days ago and she had already had mono for 2 weeks and had taken antibiotics. is it likely i now have mono even tho it was just a sip and she had already had it for so long?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to predict: The majority of people eventually get mono which is most often due to the EB virus. Many have it as kids where it is mild & ignored as a simple virus. They are then immune for life. For those who miss it as kids, the incubation period is weeks. People are generally most contagious early in the illness but can be for months. Antibiotics do not cure or effect its spread.
Answered on Dec 10, 2019

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